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  1. Liability Insurance for Gun Owners - help needed with argument against

    I'm trying to explain WHY the latest Linsky bullshit bill requiring liability insurance for legal gun owners is bad to a friend of mine. He is not a licensed gun owner. I'm trying to explain that why should I have to carry insurance on something that is a Constitutional right. He fires back...
  2. Searching back more than 3 years

    I'm in the process of trying to collect all of Skysoldier's funny and interesting stories into one location outside NES for archival purposes and to allow everyone to see his posts in one place. When I search for posts created by him, it only goes back 3 years or so. Is there a way to go back...
  3. Upcoming public service volunteer opportunities

    Reposting from an email Mark Richards (K1MGY) sent out to a ton of hams who've covered other events. Email him at [email protected] if you are interested in volunteering your time ============================================== Dear friends, There are three Amateur Radio public service events...
  4. Using Echolink while overseas

    The family and I leave for our European vacation on Thursday. Not taking any radios with me for a couple reasons. 1. Disney outright bans any and all ham radio gear and if you are caught with this stuff, they will kick you off the boat. Bullshit, but their rules. Not going to risk effing...
  5. 2A friendly locksmith in N. Central MA

    Somehow, I lost my key ring with my fire safe and gun box keys on it. I'm pretty sure they are here in the house, but being the MA gun owner aka paranoid law abiding citizen, I want to : 1. Unlock the two boxes and move everythingto new boxes (or get them re-keyed) 2. Have a new set of keys...
  6. Change thread title

    How do you change the topic/thread title? I tried to edit the first post and looked at the options and MORE OPTIONS with no luck. Thanks
  7. 2018 Boston Marathon

    Ok, so who has signed up? I'm working my first Boston Marathon this year. Got assigned to transportation along with a buddy. I haven't gotten any emails yet on when the meeting is or info on the web forum. Talked to another ham who has done transport and says it is the easiest of all of the...
  8. Client Side Themes with XenFORO

    Hi Admins...is there any type of client side themes we can use. I find the bright white theme very rough on the eyes. Googling didn't really show much on the client side. Seems that the server software is where the themes are handled. Thanks
  9. Required to show LTC in MA. Question

    I was wondering about what the legal requirements are if a LEO approaches you and is able to see that you are carrying concealed (printing, shirt rides up, etc). I assume you are required to show your LTC if asked, correct?
  10. 2m Side Band

    Anyone using this mode? If so, what frequency are you running? Would like to give it a shot since my IC-7100 can do it. Talking to some guys down in Long Island over the last couple of nights on 3944, they seem to enjoy it a lot and have said that they can hit North Carolina during good...
  11. Anderson Power Pole switches

    Does anyone know if such an animal exists? I'm looking for a two position switch that would either have a power pole connector on either side of the switch or would be easy enough for a novice like myself to build. Preferably, I'd want something pre-built, but if one doesn't exist...it would...
  12. Air Force MARS

    Emailed my AF MARS application in yesterday. Haven't received any notice that the paperwork is in process yet. Does anyone know how long it takes to get going from application to getting on the air? Thanks
  13. I think I'm done with Kenwood (lame rant follows)

    I just purchased a new TM-D710G for the shack. I don't drive, so some of the mobile stuff is not important to me. The three things I like about the radio (in no particular order) are: 1. Two separate tuners so I can listen on two different frequencies or scan on one side and chat on the...
  14. Need help with weird issue

    I think I've told this story before but I am still stumped. Station is as follows: Icom IC-7100 LTG AT1000 Pro II tuner 80m OCF dipole about 40 feet up 50 feet LMR400 feed line going to a lightning arrester on the house. 10 feet of LMR400 from the arrester to the tuner. 3 feet LMR400 to...
  15. KH7XS on 20m

    Damn, I just got my new amp up and running and was tuning around on 20m this evening. Was on 14.250.50 and heard a BIG signal form KH7XS out of Hawaii. He was hitting me at S9+10 and was super clear with great audio. I listened in and tried to get in through the pile-up, but being 5,000 miles...
  16. Self Defense Spray

    Hi all. Question for the brain trust. My niece who is 16 years old lives in Leominster and has to walk through some less than nice places to get to the local library. Today, a group of boys started yelling some truly nasty / obscene shit at her and she didn't feel safe, so she left the area...
  17. DV4Mini - Who has one?

    Just got mine over the weekend. I have a Yaesu and Icom rig and I've managed to get them both to talk to the DV4Mini successfully, though, the thing REALLY does seem to be very finicky about that 5V USB power requirement. My older Dell desktop just couldn't get the thing going complete, but my...
  18. Public Service Opportunity: Groton Road Race

    The NVARC Club is looking for about a dozen HAMS to help cover the Groton (MA) Road Race (5k and 10k) at the end of the month. PM me if you want info. Thanks
  19. MCW Kit

    Hey guys, the Paxton club aka CMARA is going to be doing a MCW (Modulated CW) kit and net this spring and into the summer. The MCW kit allows you to do CW over 2m FM. The plan is to hold a net once a week where CW will be taught and people will use the kit to practice either on the net or via...
  20. Thinking Day On The Air 2017

    The NVARC club did an outstanding job with the 2017 Girl Scout Thinking Day On The Air this year. They added a second site; Shirley, MA. The ARRL put in a bit on this in the most recent news letter. I think they are also going to publish a larger story in the next issue of QST. I volunteered...
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